Today, we’re traveling from the past to the future of the Factory at Franklin as it undergoes an approximately year-long redevelopment project.
The factory was built in 1929 and served as the home of Dortch Stoveworks, Magic Chef, and the Jamison Bedding Company. By 1996, developer Calvin Lehew purchased the property with the vision of a retail and entertainment complex. The Factory at Franklin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
The Factory at Franklin houses as many as 18+ vendors offering collectibles, home decor, and various classes. Dining includes grab-and-go coffee and juice retailers, sweet treat shops like Jeni’s + Five Daughter’s Bakery, in addition to sit-down bites from Mojo’s Tacos or Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria.
Catch a live show at The Mockingbird Theater, stock up on produce weekly at the Franklin Farmers Market, and mark your calendars for other events coming to the venue like the Made South Holiday Market (Friday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Nov. 19) + Holiday Spirits Cocktail Festival (Friday, Dec. 2).
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